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January Vegetables & Herbs Calendar

List of jobs to do in the Vegetable Garden in January


Vegetables in January

Below is a list of essential jobs to do in the vegetable and herb garden in January.


Because the defaults for this website are set for the UK, as well as monthly 'jobs to do calendars', we have also included seasonal calendars, so all visitors can choose the appropriate season for their location.


You may also wish to check our resources page where you can find more detailed articles explaining how to do specific jobs such as pruning, sowing and ground preparation.



Go to:-  Main Calendars Page  |  January Fruit Calendar



Continue preparing ground and digging beds ready for next season if the ground is still workable. It's best to do most of the digging during dry spells and before any heavy frosts set it.

After digging vacant ground can be covered with black polythene to stop  weeds growing


Harvesting & Storing Vegetables in January  

Continue harvesting Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbages, celeriac, celery, chard, endive, kale, leeks, parsnips, turnips,  winter lettuce, winter spinach, turnips

Check stored vegetables and remove any which are showing signs of rotting or damage


Sowing & Planting Vegetables & Herbs in January

Continue to sow winter salad leaves under protection

Start to chit (sprout) seed potatoes at the end of the month

Rhubarb - see Fruit Calendar


Care and Protecting Vegetables & Herbs in January

Protect seedlings from pigeons with netting or fleece

Keep an eye out for caterpillars on brassicas and pick them off by hand.

Remove all plant debris from the vegetable patch or allotment, to reduce the spread of disease and pests

Remove yellowing leaves on Brussels sprouts to prevent grey mould

Continue to stake, earth up and firm soil around roots of Brussels sprouts

Burn all leaves and plants which look as though they may be diseased


Planning and Buying Vegetables in January

Order Seed Catalogues

Order seeds, seed potatoes and onion sets

Pests and Diseases

Companion Plants

See Individual growing pages

See Individual growing pages

In the Kitchen


Whilst there is general storing, preparation and cooking information on the individual growing pages, for lots more cooking, storing and preserving  information and recipes visit our sister site www.recipes4us.co.uk



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